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Mile End climbing experts help charity abseil

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 August 2010

CLIMBING experts from Mile End’s Climbing Wall will be encouraging celebs and other fund-raisers 100 feet down the side of Battersea Power Station.

The event is in aid of the Nobel prize-winning Mines Advisory Group which clears and destroys land mines worldwide.

Among the people who have already signed up for the event on Saturday, September 26 are footballer’s wife Lizzie Cundy and Giles Vickers-Jones the co-presenters of ITV’s At The Movies, The Gadget Show’s Ortis Deley and TV and radio presenter Johny Pitts.

Jason Cundy’s wife Lizzie said: “I am both really excited and positively petrified to be supporting MAG’s amazing work by abseiling down this fab building! It’s going to be a challenge-and-a-half this one.”

Lizzie’s co-presenter Giles Vickers-Jones said: “I can’t wait to watch Lizzie step over that edge, it’s going to be hilarious! That is, if I can keep my eyes open.”

MAG’s fundraising officer and organiser of the abseil, MAG’s Cat Smith said: “Events like this are crucial to supporting MAG’s lifesaving work all over the world.”

Registration is open now at www.charityabseil.com. It costs £30 to enter and participants need to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship.

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